Toriyama Sekien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I learned of Toriyama Sekien, tutor of Utamaro and his book Gazu Hyakki Yagyo published in 1776, a blog of interest which gives a lot more information – Hyaku monogatari Kaidankai. The image above is of Okubi – a big face that appears in the sky to fore warn of impending calamity, – image from wikipedia commons list of Legendary Creatures from Japan, another favourite is Akaname.

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